MKMMA Week 7 – A Choice of Wallpaper
My goodness the weeks are flying by in our program. We had a challenge-assignment this week — to not think any negative thought for one week. It was a bit softened with the option to catch ourselves in a negative thought & delete or reframe it within 7 seconds. Otherwise the assignment week STARTS OVER. Argh. Sounds like the Myth of Sisyphus.
In case you don’t know about Mr. Sisyphus, and don’t remember his fate, he was condemned to continually push a big boulder uphill. Push, push, push. But as soon as he succeeded and reached the top, the boulder would roll down and he’d have to start over again.
Well, I’m pretty good at not chiming in on a grumble fest with other people. I’ve got myself thoroughly reprogrammed to spontaneously say, “it’s quite a cold, dark day today”, instead of saying “the weather sucks today”.
My biggest challenge is I seem to have a subtle, constant drone of negativity burbling along like mental wallpaper.
As Mark Twain said, “I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” In my case, it really does seem to me like something passed on from past generations. Really, I’ve had a pretty easy, positive life, overall.
One of my favorite ways to counteract that wallpaper, is with this little Thank You song. After a while the tune & rhythm become self-perpetuating, and they become my new mental wallpaper. What I especially enjoy is that when I get the song going, I spontaneously start seeing things around me that make me smile. It’s a great little tool for me. Wanna join me in song? Thank You song